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2015 Mazda BT-50 update leaks online

The first image of the 2015 Mazda BT-50 mid-life update appears to have leaked onto the web, months out from the ute’s Australian launch around September. The images are all over Thai forums such as BT-50club.com, though it’s a little hard to ascertain on which one it first appeared...

Weekend deals on wheels for May 30

It’s time for the latest Weekend Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. Fiat Panda Pop - $14,500 drive-away Ok, it’s not powered by the great little TwinAir two-cylinder turbo engine that sounds vaguely like a hornets nest, but a Fiat Panda Pop for $14,500 drive-away looks like an interesting deal to consider...

Mazda BT-50 update to be heavily influenced by Australian feedback

The updated Mazda BT-50 due on sale in the second half of 2015 will bring with it a range of design changes influenced by the company’s Australian arm. The new-look Mazda BT-50 will bring some elements of the Kodo design language that is seen on its passenger car range, which Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak told CarAdvice is an obvious way to move forward...

Mazda BT-50 and Mazda 6 underperforming, being prepared for sales push

Mazda Australia has set an annual sales target of 105,000 units in 2014, with the new-generation Mazda 2 and renewed incentives for the underperforming Mazda BT-50 and Mazda 6 to help drive the increase. To July this year Mazda sales are down 1.4 per cent, with an average monthly sales figure of 8565 translating to a full year total of 102,785...

Mazda BT-50 facelift confirmed for 2015

The Mazda BT-50 will receive a new look in 2015. Confirmation of the facelift for the Mazda BT-50 ute should mean the brand will be able to push more BT-50s in the fleet buyer segment, according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders. “It will be next year,” Benders said...

Mazda BT-50 facelift to add more macho styling

The Mazda BT-50 ute will get a more masculine look as part of a dramatic mid-life update due within a few years, as the Japanese brand looks to bring it into line with the rest of its model range. The BT-50's styling has always been its most polarising element - critics suggested it looked too 'happy', 'soft' and 'not masculine enough' to cut it in the hotly contested ute segment...

Mazda BT-50: $48,890 Freestyle XTR 4x4 automatic added to range

The Mazda BT-50 range has been expanded to 22 models with the addition of a new automatic variant. Priced from $48,890, the Mazda BT-50 4x4 Freestyle Cab Utility XTR is now available with a six-speed automatic transmission after initially being launched exclusively as a manual for $46,890...

Mazda BT-50 towing capacity boosted

Mazda has announced a boost in towing performance across its Mazda BT-50 4x2 and 4x4 ute range to equal the pulling power of best in vehicles its class. The 150kg increase in the braked towing capacity of Mazda BT-50 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 models takes the utes from 3350kg to 3500kg...

Mazda turns down seven-seater Ford SUV twin

Mazda has decided against having a twin version of the upcoming Ford seven-seater SUV that is being based on the Ranger ute, a company insider has revealed to CarAdvice. Ford Australia is currently developing the still-secret ute-based sports utility vehicle, which could be called Everest or Endeavour and follows the local car maker’s successful project to develop the Ranger ute for global markets...

CarAdvice Christmas ute muster

Formalities, respectability and political correctness have been thrown out the window to bring you a special video just in time for Christmas from the CarAdvice crew. Saddling up in three of the most popular (and most available to us at the time) dual-cab diesel 4WD utilities; Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah and Matt Brogan venture into country Victoria to test out the Holden Colorado LT-R, Mazda BT-50 Dual Cab DX and Toyota Hilux SR5 Dual Cab against each other...